2nd Sunday of Advent Bulletin

Daily readings:

11/12 Monday: ST. DAMASUS I [1] Isaiah 35.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 5.17-26

12/12 Tuesday: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE [1] Zechariah 2.10-13 or Revelation 11.19a; 12.1, 3-6a, 10ab [Gospel] Luke 1.39-47

13/12 Wednesday: ST. LUCY [1] Isaiah 40.25-31 [Gospel] Matthew 11.28-30 

14/12 Thursday: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS [1] Isaiah 41.13-20 [Gospel] Matthew 11.11-15

15/12 Friday: [1] Isaiah 48.17-19 [Gospel] Matthew 11.16-19 

16/12 Saturday: [1] Sirach 48.1-4,9-11 [Gospel] Matthew 17.10-13

17/12 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT [1] Isaiah 61.1-2a, 10-11 [2] 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24 [Gospel] John 1.6-8,19-28

“O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart.”

First Reading: Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11

Isaiah prophesied to the people of God who were suffering exile in Babylon. How might this text from Isaiah apply in our time? What imagery of God’s coming speaks to my heart? How might it encourage others?       

Psalm 85: “Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.”

Second Reading: 2 Peter 3.8-14

How have I benefited from God’s patience? What might it be like to live in the “new heavens and new earth”, compared to today’s world? What do I need to work on personally, to be ready for that day? 

“Alleluia! Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all people shall see the salvation of God.”. Alleluia.”

Gospel: Mark 1.1-8

How does Mark begin the “good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God”? Why was John the Baptist important for people? As heirs to the Good News, baptized with water and with the Holy Spirit: why is the recollection of John the Baptist in Advent still important for us?  

PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Danita Chow, Hong Van Le, Tuyen Thi Nguyen, Phu Thi Truong, Bernard Boos, Hanh Huynh, Mary Magdalene H, Thanh Thi Dao, Sa Thi Dang, Phuong Van Nguyen, Hoa Xuan Thi Le, Estrella Rodriguez,  Felipe Sobredo, Shirley De La Cruz, Nicole Van Humbeck, Caroline Bayle.


For persons with disabilities: We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.


Saturday December 9 at 5PM

  • Prayers for the family and the orphaned souls. 
  • For the soul of Gioanbaotixita, Anna, Giuse, Maria, Vincente, and Pherô.
  • Special intentions for Legion of Mary group at St. Joseph’s parish and Our Lady of Guadalupe group.

Sunday December 10 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Zenaida Pura Ocol.

Sunday December 10 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Phero Nguyễn Doãn Tâm, ossssne year Death anniversary. 
  • For the soul of Sonia Manares,death anniversary and for the soul of Irving Gallan Manuel Mistica, Jr.

Thursday December 14 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Elza Alves




  • 18:30: Novena of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
  • 19:00: Mass
  • 19:30: Self- examination of conscience and Confession


Simbang Gabifrom December 15-23. Masses will be a Bilingual Mass (English and Tagalog). Please see more information on the Simbang Gabi poster



Sunday Mass as usual, and in addition:

  • 18:00: English Carol
  • 18:30: English Chrismas Vigil Mass
  • 20:30: Vietnamese Christmas Pageant Play 
  • 21:00: Vietnamese Christmas Night Mass



Mass: 8:00(Eng), 9:30 (Viet), 11:30(Eng) and 14:00 (Viet)


Sunday Mass as usual, and in addition:

  • 18:00: English Vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God
  • 20:00: Vietnamese Vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God

NEW YEAR MONDAY, JAN 01st, 2024:

Solemnity and Holy obligation of Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Mass: 9:30 (Viet), 11:30(Eng), 14:00 (Viet), 18:00(Eng)


*Second collection: for building fund.

*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $65,500.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing. The parish has set our goal of $80,000.

*St. Joseph’s school: is now accepting registrations for kindergarten 2024-2025. Parishioners will have priority acceptance, applications are due by January 15, 2024. Children must be born in the year 2019 for kindergarten 2024 acceptance.

*Advent Confession: Wednesday Dec. 13 to Friday Dec.15. at 7.30 PM

*Youth & Young Adults are hosting an adoration and gift exchange on Sunday, December 17 starting at 7:30pm. The Gospel, Praise & worship and confession will be followed by games, refreshments, and the gift exchange. Please bring a gift between $20-$30 for the exchange. Refer to the posters in the back of the church for more info and to RSVP.

*Food hamper program:Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday December 14 from 5 and 7pm at St. Mark's Church basement for those who have registered. Call the parish office for more information.

*Chirstmas Outreach: Thank you to those who have already donated to our Parish Christmas Outreach Program! Your donations will help provide Christmas dinner and food for the holidays to over 70 families in need.  Donations of money or grocery gift cards are still welcome. Please call the parish office for more information, or to refer a family who needs help. And please join us at the school gym on Sunday December 17 starting at 8 am, to deliver Christmas cheer to our families!

*Poinsettia sale: for our parish Christmas Expense. Sale will start this weekend.

*“Simbang Gabi”: will take place in our Parish from December 15-23. All Simbang Gabi Masses will be a Bilingual Mass (English and Tagalog).  All are welcome to attend.  Coordinators of this event are looking for sponsors for each Mass, please speak with Jaimz, Noel or any PPC 

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance

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